Hamburg, 27 February – The full-service IT provider adesso and the IT product house Surecomp have started working together more closely. The two partners aim to complement each other’s offerings by pooling their expertise in the digital transformation of banks and businesses in general, and in trade finance in particular. The result is a one-stop shop providing banks and businesses with consulting and IT services along with tried-and-tested products – all delivered by specialists who understand the needs and challenges of the various market segments inside and out.
With a broad international footprint, Surecomp has been an industry pioneer in the field of global trade finance solutions for banks and businesses for more than 35 years. It offers an innovative and thoroughly modernised portfolio of digital platforms that rationalises transaction life cycles in trade finance to improve operational efficiency, ensure compliance and drive forward growth. The company’s DOKA-NG solution is the standard back-office system used by many banks for their documentary trade business. On top of that, the RIVO product series is primarily targeted at banks’ corporate clients, which are often multinationals, and supports their supply chains and treasury operations.
Stephan Mecking, Head of the Line of Business Banking, agreed the partnership with Surecomp on behalf of adesso. He believes the products made by the international software company are essential for anyone who wants to offer or use specific payment and financing instruments in foreign trade:
“As a system integrator, we always choose the technology that best meets our customers’ objectives. We know that DOKA-NG and RIVO deliver a comprehensive and virtually unparalleled of functions that can be tailored to fit into our customers’ system environments.”
Surecomp’s product suites offer end-to-end trade finance services for various foreign trade stakeholders and tasks. While DOKA-NG covers backoffice processes in trade finance and has been developed and enhanced over many years, the new Rivo web platform builds on this experience and is designed to centralise and digitalise communication and collaboration between businesses and banks throughout the trade finance ecosystem in order to optimise supply chains.
“It’s about ease, speed, transparency and control,” says Enno-Burghard Weitzel, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Digitization and Business Development at Surecomp. “To optimize their trading activities, businesses need to make their finance application processes as simple and rationalized as possible in order to obtain same-day guarantees. This ideally includes an ESG-compliant, paperless process in which the guarantor’s text is approved in advance and the details are agreed with the beneficiary.“
As a result, Surecomp’s solutions perfectly complement adesso’s mission to drive the lasting digital transformation of key business processes. Companies in the automotive segment, logistics sector, heavy industry and financial services all need trade finance services that are as standardized and rationalized as possible. The way to reduce the complexity of these services is to fully integrate them into a company’s processes and systems, rather than have them stand alone. This requires compatibility with individual company systems as well as with standard systems such as SAP and Salesforce.
The collaboration with adesso, a system integrator, makes it possible to take these industry requirements into account when integrating Surecomp products. “adesso and Surecomp both have more than 25 years’ experience on the IT market,” Mecking says. “During this time, adesso has expanded its IT consulting and integration expertise, and Surecomp has continuously optimised the quality of its software products and tailored them to the financial market. Together, we can help our customers’ digitally transform their foreign trade operations even faster, while delivering solutions that fit their needs even better.”
Abby Bickford – Director of Marketing
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